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Acrylic on canvas
24’’ x 18’’

This is a painting of my mother playing with my brother when he was a baby. I chose this memory for the start of the series because it was one of the first memories my mother had of my brother.

My paintings are inspired by my brother and his passing back in 2013. I use family photos as references as well as objects that belonged to him. Each painting represents a personal memory. I have chosen to keep each painting in grayscale to emphasize memory as well as a sense of loss. In Requiem, my main title piece for this series, I have used a picture that is a memorial picture as well as kept the painting more abstract to emphasize memory. I use these techniques to express my feelings of grief for the loss of my brother but also to honor his memory.